What's Happening in St Ives blog

Residents urged to try a little Cornish

Residents are being urged to speak a few words in Cornish this year in an aim to keep the language alive. MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership, is hoping to teach members of the public a few simple phrases to use as they greet people on the streets.

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Kea chicks keep staff busy

Wildlife park staff have had their hands full at the start of this year as they have been hand-rearing some Kea chicks. The chicks were born at the Paradise Park, in Hayle, and needed to be looked after by staff instead of their parents to ensure their survival.

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Campaign aims to help adults read

Adults are being encouraged to read more books with a campaign in their local libraries. Cornwall Library Service and Cornwall College have joined forced to run the Six Book Challenge project across the county. The challenge aims to encourage adults who are less confident about reading to pick up a book and give it a go.

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One Night Only is a hit

Talented youngsters showed off their skills with a unique theatre charity event. The One Night Only show was staged at the St Ives Theatre in an aim to raise money for the town’s youth theatre company Kidz R Us.

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Green light for town treasure

One of the town’s most prominent buildings is set to be preserved thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Grade II Mariners Church, in St Ives, will be renovated and refurbished after the project was given the green light to go ahead.

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